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James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and the other founders are largely left out of the new test, unless they are presented as examples of conflict and identity by class, gender, race, ethnicity, etc. And the Constitution would be studied as an example of the Colonists' belief in the superiority of their own culture.

New War Over High School US History

Stanley Kurtz, The National Review

Americans are only just now waking up to a quiet but devastatingly effective effort to replace the teaching of traditional American history in our high schools with a new, centrally-controlled, and sharply left-leaning curriculum. The College Board, the company that issues the SAT and the various Advanced Placement exams, has created an elaborate new framework for the AP US History Exam that will effectively force nearly all American high schools, public and private, to transform the way they teach US History. The traditional emphasis on America's founders and the principles of constitutional government will soon be jettisoned in favor of a left-leaning emphasis on race, gender, class, ethnicity, etc. There are serious questions about the legality of the new AP US History Exam, insofar as it may conflict with existing history standards in many states. These questions, however, as well as public debate over this massive and tremendously controversial change, have been largely suppressed by the stealthy way in which the College Board has rolled out the new test. The new exam has been issued under the authority of David Coleman, president of the College Board and, not coincidentally, architect of the Common Core. We are witnessing a coordinated, two-pronged effort to effectively federalize all of American K-12 education, while shifting its content sharply to the left...Scissors-32x32.png


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